Dean’s/president’s lists

St. Cloud Technical & Community College congratulates the following students for their academic achievement for spring 2019: Frank Helseth of Carlos was named to the president's list for a grade point average of 4.0; and McKenna Smith of Alexandria was named to the dean's list for achieving a grade point average of 3.5-3.99.


Many area students earned honors from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the spring 2019 semester.

The following students were named to the president’s list, for being enrolled for at least 12 credits and earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester:

Evansville: Robert Juul.

Miltona: Saige Glaser and Hunter Haggenmiller.

Osakis: Mikayla Asfeld, Zackery Franzen and CeCealia Schultz.

The following students were named to the dean's list, for at least 12 credits and a 3.5 GPA during the semester:

Alexandria: Kelsea Haugen, Noah Hittle, Naomi Schiller and Lauren Stockmoe.

Kensington: Kelly Gran.

Miltona: Rodney Morton.

Osakis: Elizabeth Hiltner, Shane Massmann, Brooke Waldorf and Brooke Wiener.

President’s list

Brad Rustman of Alexandria was named to the president's honor roll with a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2019 semester at Bismarck State College in North Dakota. To make the president's honor roll, students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of classes.


Amanda McCleary of Farwell was among more than 400 students from Rochester Community and Technical College who made the president's list for the spring semester ending this past May.


Several area students achieved the president’s roll of honor list for spring 2019 at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

To qualify, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher, and also must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.

The list includes:

Alexandria: Alise Anderson, Mason Covel, Molly Doyle, Lindsey Knoll, Samual Lipps, Emma Pederson and Lauren Savageau.

Carlos: Milly Maudal.

Glenwood: Ryan Majerus.

Miltona: Brianna Johnson.


Savanna Bous of Alexandria was named to the president's list at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for spring 2019 semester. To be eligible, students must have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Honors’ list

Several area students earned the honors’ list for achievement at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall during the 2019 spring semester. To be named to the list, an undergraduate student must complete 12 or more A-F graded credits and achieve a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher.

The list includes:

Alexandria: Kayla Ferguson and Andrea Gerdes.

Glenwood: Ashley Anderson, Bayley Engler Pooler and Gregory Helander.

Hoffman: Mikaylah Stark.

Dean’s list

The following area students achieved the dean’s list at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota:

Alexandria: Spencer Hockert and Midori Von Bargen, applied economics; and Wyatt Wittenburg, agricultural and food business management.

Glenwood: Hans Nordstrom, environmental sciences, policy and management.

Students who achieve a 3.666 GPA or higher, and who complete at least 12 A/F credits earn the dean’s list.


Chase Hovel of Alexandria has been named to the dean's list at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, for spring semester 2019. Hovel is majoring in computer science.

The dean’s list recognition is awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least a 3.4 grade point average for not less than 12 semester hours of credit.


Shae Annis, child of Natalie Annis of Garfield and Kent Annis of Miltona, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester at the College of St. Benedict. Annis is a first-year communication major.

To be included, students must have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.8 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points are awarded.


Michael Kuhn, child of Jeff and Beth Kuhn of Alexandria, was named to the dean's list for the 2019 spring semester at St. John’s University. Kuhn is a first-year accounting major.

To be included on the dean's list, students must have a semester GPA of at least 3.8 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points are awarded.


Wheaton College student Isabelle Hartokolis of Alexandria was named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester.

To earn dean's list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale.


St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,000 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2019 spring semester dean's list, including these area students:

Alexandria: David Anderson, communication studies; Alia Clark, English; Ryan Klingbeil, accounting; Jordan Poepping, social work; Micaela Swenson and Jessica Wahl, nursing; and Theodore Veraguth, environmental studies.

Osakis: Morgan Nelson, criminal justice studies; Carrie Olson, accounting; and Courtney Wadd, early childhood education.

To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


Area students who have been named to the 2019 spring semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are as follows:

Alexandria: seniors Matthew Bittmann and Jack Wieberdink (College of Biological Sciences), Luke Paschka (College of Liberal Arts), Micah Christenson (College of Science and Engineering), Wyatt Wittenburg (College of Food, Agriculture Research Science), Alec Wosepka (Carlson School of Management) and Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, Ashlynne Jeseritz and Samuel Helgeson (College of Education/Human Development); juniors Spencer Hockert (College of Food, Agriculture Research Science) and Nicholas Van Orsdel (College of Liberal Arts); sophomores Kristin Trosvig (College of Biological Sciences) and Midori Von Bargen (College of Food, Agriculture Research Science).

Garfield: sophomore Kaitlynn Krueger (College of Education/Human Development).

Osakis: sophomore Alayna Eldred (College of Education/Human Development)

To qualify for the dean's list, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.


The dean's lists for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced. Among 3,140 students, 829 qualified for the high honor list by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average. That list included Sierra Peters of Alexandria.

Another 2,311 students earned a 3.5-3.99 average to qualify for the honor list. That group included Megan Schultz of Alexandria and Benjamin Vrchota of Osakis.

To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester.


Concordia University of Mequon, Wisconsin, has released the spring honors list for the 2018-2019 academic year. Among those students listed was Morgan Silbernick of Osakis, a senior in athletic training.

To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.6 GPA.


Zachary Harstad, Samuel Kuennen, Morgan Melrose, Cole Wild and Grant Zwilling of Alexandria and Sophia Cavers of Carlos achieved the dean’s honor list for spring 2019 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

A student who attains a grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of a semester and took at least 12 credits for regular grades (A, B, C) will be placed on the dean’s honor list if there are no grades of D or F or marks for incomplete or repeat. (Evening program students must have taken at least eight credits in a semester and meet the same requirements.)

Chancellor’s award

Peyton Thesing of Carlos and Melissa Wielenber of Osakis have received the Chancellor's Award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie for the spring 2019 semester. Thesing is a junior, majoring in graphic design and interactive media. Wielenber is a senior, majoring in apparel design and development.

The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Student awards

Aaron Telander of Alexandria and a student at Alexandria Technical & Community College was awarded the college gold medal in CNC Milling Specialist at the annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development event in Louisville June 26-27.

More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education, which is the largest skills competition in the world.

Scholarship awards

The following area students have been awarded scholarships from Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

Logan Koehen of Alexandria, a child of Dave and Ella Koehen who is majoring in economics and political science, received a $500 Eugene Phillips scholarship and a $250 Economics General scholarship.

Payton Schaefer of Brandon, a child of Scott and Michelle Schaefer who is majoring in social work, received a $500 Charles and Ellora Alliss scholarship.


Alexis Schmitz, daughter of William and Christy Schmitz of Garfield, has received the North Dakota State University Provost Award Scholarship. The $6,000 scholarship recognizes students who scored 25-28 on the ACT and high academic achievement. Schmitz will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in psychology and criminal justice with a minor in chemistry.

She has also been awarded a $1,000 Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation Scholarship. Schmitz has worked for Elden’s Fresh Foods for more than three years.

Graduates list

Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, congratulates 2019 graduate Isabelle Grace Hartokolis of Alexandria, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a media studies concentration.